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Name: Bob Jensen () on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 16:58:07
City and State: Cheviot Hills, CA
Class: 1971
Message: VFW last Sunday was a pleasant event. CT?ers filled up 3 banquet tables. Mr. Plotkin and Miss Brooks represented the teaching staff. I suggest that if you live close by and want to hob-knob with the locals you should join the group. I was a bit hesitant about the food but I must say that it was very tasty and eatable too! Now for some Jose Sepulveda trivia. We all know that Pete Mannion was principal. Can you name any of the teachers that you had while attending this school? There was one particular teacher that taught at JS, 4th grade starting in about 1959 and continued through the 90?s over at Peter Burnett. Can you name him?
Hey Bob, It's always nice when the food is "eatable".

Name: Bob Melendrez () on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 16:02:54
City and State: Lawndale, CA
Class: 1971
Message: "Dick Hankers"?! Geez John, that sounds more like a medical condition than a nickname. Oh well, so be it. A proud Dick Hanker am I! Anyone remember Vice Principal Hoodenpyle (sp?)? Or how about the nurse over at Cabrillo in the late 50's, Mrs. Donkersloot? Those are the kinds of names one never forgets... Have a great day Cougars!
I'd rather be called a Dick Hanker than a Donkersloot. Thanks Bob....

Name: Larry Bach () on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 15:09:41
City and State: Torrance
Class: 1972
Message: Life can get complicated. Let's see: Adopted one son, fathered a daughter and a son (alledgedly a third son); raised a niece from birth to six months; took in a dozen or so foster kids (not all at once!); three stepdaughters, seven grandchildren; eight for a few days, little Emily, ever remembered.
Hi Patty Valencia, I would never confuse you with Gloria. Maxima mea culpa. :)

Name: Bud Rhoades () on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 13:07:13
City and State: BelmontShores
Class: 1974
Message: Hey Keith, in response to your post about the menu at the Venetian, I think what you're talking about are sweetbreads, not shortbreads, they are quite different indeed and not to be confused for each other, I happen to love sweetbreads, as a matter of fact I had some Saturday night at our Cystic Fibrosis fundraiser. Tasty little morsels they are. Maybe if you spread them on your shortbreads next time..
Yes Keith, and they aren't brains, but glands. My dad LOVED his sweetbreads......

Name: doris () on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 12:39:02
City and State: Twin Falls, ID
Maiden: donaldson
Class: 1957
Message: Jerry Rigney said "H.I.S' first existed in Feb. of 1950" and although I lived right across the street from it on Washington Avenue, I can't remember that! I do remember playing in a baseball field right on Washington Avenue, however, and I remember flying kites in that area as well. And Grace Hendrickson was principal ... wasn't she a rather nice looking, tall, slender lady with gray hair? And Jerry! Edward Hayduk was my 8th grade teacher and he was marvelous. He not only inspired us kids to learn, his whole attitude and outlook was conducive to WANTING to do your best. Does anybody know where he is or even if he's still alive. He was quite young in 1952/53, but even 20 years on me would make him in the neighborhood of 84!!!! GAWD! I'M OLD! LOL! Sure don't feel it! JOHN! This is my first post to FEEDBACK for quite a while and there's no place for our email addresses and now we get to CHOOSE what year we graduated! WE ARE SO UPTOWN!
Hi Doris, Yes, Mrs Hendrickson was, as you described. She was a very nice lady too.
I wiped out the email line because hardly anyone, you included, used it for their email addresses.

Name: Patt () on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 02:04:08
City and State: Kennewick, Wa
Maiden: Prewitt
Class: 1965
Message: I have been busy with marrying off my grand daughter, and having 5 generations alive and well! 4 of which have been living in my household! The 5th was here for 3 months! Can any one beat this?? By the way as for grand kids, it is hard for us to count, we had 8, including our ex daughter-in-law's son, now we are expecting to have a new grand daughter by marriage in the new year! We are very proud of our Great Grand Son.. That makes 5 generations living!! We did take pix this weekend!
Hi Patt, glad you're still with us and congrats on such a fine loooonnngg living blood line.

Name: Karen Kuehl () on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 00:24:14
City and State: Templeton, CA
Maiden: Graham
Class: 1959
Message: Congratulations on 14 grandchildren!! I have 8, 4 boys and 4 girls and have 1 great granddaughter and one more due in July. Now the question is, who has the most great grandchildren?
Hi Karen, Not me, I'm still working on grandchildren.

Name: Max Roelen () on Monday, May 17, 2004 at 23:38:55
City and State: Citrus Heights
Class: 1974
Message: OK, this should be the topper! I have three grandchildren. Two boys 8 & 2 and one girl 1 1/2. And the kicker is, I never had children of my own! Being a step parent can be good. Take care and have a wonderful COUGAR week.

Name: Marilyn Ross () on Monday, May 17, 2004 at 20:26:21
City and State: Garden Grove, Ca
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 1956
Message: Jerry, your Mrs. Johnson would not have been my Miss Johnson. She wasn't married and no way would she have pulled anyones hair. She was unbelieveably patient, very soft spoken, one of my all time favorites.

Name: Jack Hammer () on Monday, May 17, 2004 at 19:05:16
City and State: Oakland Or.
Class: 1968
Message: All this foolish talk about how many Grandkids you guy's have. The real important thing is I have six of them ( 3 Boys & 3 Girls ) and they are all cuter than everybody elses. ( This should stir things up a bit )

Name: John Baker () on Monday, May 17, 2004 at 17:13:14
City and State: Lomita, CA
Class: 1962
Message: It is now OFFICIAL.... Sally Gillette HHS63 has 14 grandchildren. I received the following from Jerry Simpson via Adrianne Longpre DeAlejandro, directly from Sally Gillette:
Hello Adrianna, this is true. Denise, 4 children; Rene'e, 2 children; Tim, 5 children; Debbie, 3 children. These are my children and their children, my grandchildren. I have 4 children of my own and 14 grand children. They all live here in South California. We're all about 8 - 10 minutes away from each other. It's great, and a lot of fun.

Thanks Jerry, Adrianne, and Sally for the information. We now have a NEW SUPER GRAMMA. Now, is there anyone out there with as many as, or more than, 14 grandchildren?

Name: Alan Nelson () on Monday, May 17, 2004 at 16:23:03
City and State: Parker, Az
Class: 1973
Message: How about the YOUNGEST, with the most grandchildren. I have 3, the oldest will be 11 in July, the Youngest, 5 in July, and the middle is 6. I am only (lets see...graduated '73, add the square root of 1,955, divide by PI, carry the one, Oh yeah!!!) 49.
Man, you got started early, Alan, but you need 11 more to go around Freda, so tell your kids to get busy.

Name: Janet Burkett () on Monday, May 17, 2004 at 10:43:51
City and State: Ca
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
Message: Maybe the class of 62 does have the cutest grandchildren...(I know...who doesn't), but I think my sister-in-law, Freda Burkett Davis (HHS57?) may be a top grandma when it comes to number. At our family get together in December, she was up to 13. It's a good thing Mom Burkett moved from that little house on Stacy St, we wouldn't have come CLOSE to fitting in there!

GREAT!! OK Freda, you have now become TOP Ctown Gramma. Is there any other HHSer that can top 13?

Name: Sharon () on Monday, May 17, 2004 at 10:04:39
City and State: El Segundo, CA
Maiden: Stowe
Class: 1972
Message: Thanks for correcting my spelling errors, John!! You could have just corrected them without being so showy about it!!! But that wouldn't have been nearly as funny. My head is not as foggy today. I had a good laugh this morning at work when I saw my letter! By the way, 'cuz' is slang, not a spelling error.

Hi Sharon, Duly noted and I will gig myself for marking those incorrectly. OK then, that means you could've had 2 more glasses of champagne.

Name: Jerry Pat Simpson () on Monday, May 17, 2004 at 07:57:49
City and State: Santa Clarita CA.
Class: 1962
Message: Hey John. Marilyn, You mentioned a sweet Miss Johnson As a teacher in the 8th grade? I had Mrs Johnson for the 8th grade. That would have been 57-58. She was a holy terror. Always telling us how bad we were and how wonderful her little boy, Johnny was. I remember, having many disagreements with her. She would even grab your hair to make her point. I told my parents but my parnets would say no teacher would do that, now get along with her. I was sure happy when summer came.
Hey Jer'

Name: Don Burns () on Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 21:31:20
City and State: Downey, CA
Class: 1957
Message: Hey cougs, went to HIS in the 7th Grade, Mrs, Mingay's class was in Washington Elem. my memory won't allow me to remember that far back as to who was Principal, probably Mrs. Hendrickson. 8th grade was spent @ Lawndale Int. then 9th grade @ LHS then on to HHS for 10th, part of 11th, back to LHS, then back to HHS, then on to the Army in 57. Drew my first SS check last week. We have 2 Grandsons & 1 Granddaughter. Later Don

Name: Sally Gillette () on Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 20:27:57
City and State: Anaheim, CA
Maiden: Gillette
Class: 1963
Message: Nancy Ashburn emailed me and said, someone was trying to get in touch with me. I have a new email address.

Hi Sally, We were doing a "Who has the most grandchildren" thing and your name came up. How many do you have?

Name: Ray Castillo () on Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 19:53:02
City and State: Palmdale, Ca.
Class: 1973
Message: Hey Larry Biller....Hope you survived the Cast Party,,,,Being a veteran of many, I have indeed prayed for your sanity, and that of your wife. (Although yours could probably safely be questioned.....!!!) I also remember dances, but I remember the Jose Sepulveda dances at Del Aire Park. They oftem had a live band. Usually, a guy named Bremt Ostler? And sometimes a real treat, Susie Klingenhagen and Jerry McGuire on drums. They always made me want to go practice my guitar harder. Sure glad to have been there!

Name: Jerry Rigney () on Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 19:13:02
City and State: Palmdale, Ca
Class: 1959
Message: Congrat's again John and all coug's with new babies or grandbabies. I only have 6 grandkid's and have been told if i want more i better get busy.
Marilyn: H.I.S first existed in Feb. of 1950. Grace Hendrickson was principal, and Edward Hayduk was vice Principal. The first year book was 1955.

Hey Jerry, Thanks, and thanks too for the info on HIS. I did not know that.

Name: Armand Vaquer () on Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 18:10:08
City and State: Tarzana, CA
Class: 1972
Message: Ouch! It is hard to fathom that any of us from the '72 class are grandparents. But, congratulations anyway! Funny thing, I was listening to "Breakfast With the Beatles" this morning on KLSX and they played McCartney's "High, High, High" from 1972 and remembered what I was doing when that was in the top 40. It seems like only yesterday, but then again it doesn't. My daughter is 17, so it'll be a few years before I reach Sharon's milestone. Her boyfriend wants to join the military after graduation, if she doesn't strangle him first! ;oD

Name: Marilyn Ross () on Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 15:38:13
City and State: Garden Grove, CA
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 1956
Message: I'm pretty sure Grace Hendrickson was the principal at HIS when I was there too, in the early 50's. We didn't have yearbooks. Someone said Mr Wandell was principal at Washington Elem. He was my sisters teacher at HIS in 8th grade in the 50/51 school year. His index finger was missing and he would point with his middle finger. That got a lot of snickers in class. My sister really liked him. Does anyone know when HIS first opened? My sister started in 49/50 and I started the next year. It was a pretty new school then. We didn't have a real PE class, just a PE recess. No PE clothes, no locker rooms. I drove by a few years ago, it has grown a lot since those early days. We used Washington Elem a lot. In fact my 7th grade class was actually in a Washington classroom. We used their volleyball courts and their playground for square dancing. We also shared the nurse at Washington. My 7th grade teacher was Miss Roach, 8th grade was a very sweet redhead, Miss Johnson.

Name: Cindy Colby () on Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 13:14:34
City and State: Seal Beach, CA
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 1963
Message: I just got back from a week at Lake Tahoe, with my ex husband Don Wernicke IHS '59', what a great time we had. We had snow one night, saw a bear and lots of other wild animals. In two weeks we are off to Laughlin to see the Beach Boys. Beverly Elliott, I miss you, we have lost contact again, please write, my e-mail is listed c/o 63, yours isn't listed.
John and Joyce, congrats on that beauty, sorry to say that I only have two grandchildren but they are like having 10, Donna wins.
I remember having Mrs. Hornaday in 7th. grade at HIS, can't remember who I had in 8th. but I also remember Mr. Swanson, never had a class with him but you couldn't have been there and not know who he was, (that was after your time John). As for Nurse Andy Anderson, my mother-in-law was good friends with her, in fact she lived here in Leisure World for quite some time, I don't think she is still around. I remember Nurse Andy talking like a beaver with a puppet on her hand and saying "boys and girls remember to always 'rush' your teeth" something like that, she made quite an impression.

Thanks Cindy, Great memories of HIS. In looking at pictures similar to the one above, did we ever think we'd be grandparents?

Name: Sharon Stowe () on Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 12:01:35
City and State: el Segundo
Maiden: Ritch
Class: 1972
Message: Hello All: I might make some spelling errors cuz I have just been enjoying a champagne breakfast. My SIXTH grandchild was born yesterday! So I am going out to Minnesota to see him and my two sons and other grandkids. DAMN a grandmother of six. How did that ever happen? and I am pro-zero population growth! I moved back to California about four years ago and have not regreted one minute. I think I can tell you this, cuz I am sure most of you can add, I will be FIFTY in july!!!I never thought I would be in the place I am today. But I love it. I was thinking this morning about throwing frisbees at lunch, senior year '72 with Jeannie Ogren and Randy Wamback. I can't remember who else???? but I know there was a crew.... I like the new paint job at HHS. Now if the neighborhood would get better so we could get rid of the fense that would be AWEWOME. (I just have to be controversial.) ss
Hi Sharon, Glad you're still with us and congratulations on your new grandchild and on making the BIG 5-0. I know you all can add, or at least the ones who had Mr Plotkin can add, so you know how old I'll be in August. I wouldn't trade a day with anyone.
OH, and have another Champagne, Sharon, I only counted 6 spelling errors. I keep going until I reach at least 10.

Name: Patty Saville () on Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 23:27:52
City and State: Laguna Beach, Ca
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1974
Message: Congratulations John, Joyce, Kelly and James! (got you there GLORIA).
Hey Sharon, I knew you and Gloria were close, but reallllly.
Larry Bach, don't let Gloria fool you into thinking that she is me - she isn't. How are you? Jerry LeBlanc and I were talking about you and your recent contributions to feedback - welcome to C-town.
Never had the calf brains. or monkey.

Ahh thank you Patty.....I was wondering if you were still with us.

Name: Larry Biller () on Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 19:57:01
City and State: Portland,Or
Class: 1967
Message: Tonite those good ole' days of high school will be upon my wife and I as around 35 high schoolers will be descending upon our house for a last night of the school play overnighter. Please pray for our sanity and safety.

Name: Betsy Wright () on Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 19:01:33
City and State: Scottsdale, AZ
Maiden: Watts
Class: 1976
Message: I loved Mr. Churnside and his Mach II Mustang, red & black. Where is he? He made me stay after school at Cabrillo for cussing out Albert Delgado who wore wing tips to play soccer and kicked me in the shins. He said I sounded like a truck driver...I think I cried! I got suspended in high school for forging my father's signature to ditch biology..Mr Andrade hated me cuz I always asked "why" and refused to dissect a frog. I earned a "D", but hey, I passed and never took science again. I had enough creepy things at home from my brother and his bug collection. I can't even watch ER!! To graduate from college I took a plant taxonomy class!

Name: KeithD. Jones () on Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 15:43:25
City and State: Kona, Hawaii
Class: 1976
Message: I remember eating at some French restaurant at the Venetian Hotel and the menu was very foreign to me. I saw "Shortbread" and was thinking it was that great tasting cookie kind of stuff so I ordered that. Well when I got it, it definetly wasn't a cookie. It was calf brains. I had one bite and about died. My friend had three orders of it including mine. I ended up eating at Burger King later that night.

Name: Enza Nicocia () on Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 10:13:45
City and State: SoDelightful, SoCal
Maiden: I'll go to the enza the world for the lakers ;))
Class: 1972
Message: Mr. Wandell was the Washington School Elementary principal. Nurse Andy, the Washington and HIS nurse,(who was great friends with my next door neighbor Eleanor Anderson, PT), used to give the Nicocia brood a ride to school often as we made our way down Freeman Ave. She was truly a kind woman, and would also take us home if we became ill at school. Do any of HIS or Washington alumni remember this wonderful woman? And, regarding MY Lakers; very funny Sloey. I'll put an enza to my passion for the Lakers down to a low roar, if you sloey down the trash talk during football season. Deal? :))

Name: Laura Anderson () on Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 10:06:19
City and State: Hemet, CA
Maiden: Twitchell
Class: 1979
Message: Mrs. Holly...I was in her 7th grade class at HIS and that was the only time I can ever remember a teacher calling my mom because of bad behavior. She brought the cow brain into class and removed the outer layer before asking us all to examine and touch it...I told her she was crazy. Mom admitted that she was a little different but I got the "you don't talk to your teacher that way" lecture. Mrs. Holly then cut it up and fried it in her electric skillet for all of us to taste....I didn't!!! but some boys did. Her heart was in the right place but when you are dealing with walking bundles of hormones and attitude you can't expect too much. She also hated those vending machines filled with junk food so she would buy bushels of oranges and apples then assign a couple of us to sell them at "nutrition break". Since it was our class job we had no choice! I think the oranges were like .04 each. We actually would sell some on occasion but how do you compete with the little plastic jugs of super sweet kool-aid??
The only other time the office called me in or called home was my senior year at good ole HHS....I was the features editor on the newspaper and Mr. Key wanted to speak to me about a story I had written. Every addition we had an ad that just said "Pregnant? Worried? Call 555-3467" or something like that. So I called and wrote about the organization placing the ad. He suggested I stick to school topics features. So the next month I wrote about a teacher on campus who had been raped as a teen...anonymously of course.....he wasn't much happier about that. I felt like Woodward and Bernstein. Anyone else ever get called in by the principal???

I can't imagine a PREGNANT ad in an early Cougar edition. Might as well have had condom or porn ads.
Miss Selz would have had a Grand Mall Seizure right on the spot. Girls would be sent home by her, if their skirt didn't cover their knees. We had Pacific Ocean Park or Sonnys Muffler Service ads.

Name: Jerry Pat Simpson () on Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 09:32:43
City and State: Santa Clarita CA.
Class: 1962
Message: Hey John. Now as far as Cow Brains go, they are very tasty. My Dad used to scramble eggs and mix in Cow Brains. Believe it or not, they were very good. John: I now remember, receiving an email from Sally Gillette some time back and she did say she had 14 Grandkids. But I think we need someone else to confirm this. I could be wrong.
Yes, I too have partaken of the brains and eggs, but as for making me smarter, I might as well have crammed them in my ears.
Can you email Sally and ask her about the grandkids?

Name: Gloria () on Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 08:55:00
City and State: Las Vegas
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1976
Message: Guess I didn't eat enough cow brains yesterday! Congrats to you too, Joyce! The grandbaby is beautiful!